Putting – Do Not Look Too Long

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Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

12 Responses to “Putting – Do Not Look Too Long”

  1. Paul, did you not make the same suggestion,in a earlier top, for. Regular swing?

  2. Hi Paul,
    interesting idea. Even if great champs like Gary Player advocate for waiting for the sound of the ball falling into the cup, might be a better way (and thus avoiding the “stress” when you can’t hear anything…).


    • August 24, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      Plus as the member above mentioned you can’t watch the break if you are watching the ball.

  3. August 23, 2015


    Hi Paul. This tip is very good advice foe another reason. If you wait too long to look at the putt, you won’t know the break of the putt if it goes past the hole.

    Thanks, Ron

  4. I have another way OF not lifting m’y head too early ‘I don’t look at the ball at all ,I FIX a point 3 inches in front OF the ball over which the ball must travel .When I look up ,the ball is on it’s way .
    Putting this way makes the putter head go through the ball ,and make it roll ,as opposed to the putter head ” hitting ” the ball .

  5. October 20, 2017



    Is it helpful to look at a particular part of the ball for a proper path or is that overthinking it? (Especially on shorter putts)

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      October 20, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      I don’t get too fixed on the ball but others do. This can stop coming out of putts. I really wouldn’t be looking at a particular part it it though as this could effect your weight distribution. Look at the front and you may lean left. Back you may lean back. I would be looking at the label in the center of the ball. This is what I do but like I said I am not getting frozen over it. If I find myself coming out of it I look at it until I see the putter hit the ball then I watch the ball rolling to the target.

  6. November 10, 2019



    Another disadvantage of not looking until you hear it hit the cup is you don’t get any feedback as to how the ball rolled, the break it took and whether or not your read was correct. I need this information and always want to watch the ball track to the hole. Like you said, the key is just not looking up too soon.


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